Midori Kamei Interview

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South Bay JACL Oral History Collection

Midori Kamei was born on July 21, 1923, in Redondo Beach, California. She grew up in North Torrance where her parents farmed. Kamei was imprisoned briefly with her family at the Santa Anita Race Track in California and at the concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Kamei left Heart Mountain to attend college in Colorado. She later earned a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City. After the war, she remained active with Asian American community and political organizations.

This interview is part of the South Bay History Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.


June 28, 2003




Courtesy of South Bay JACL, Densho